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Poster: ksantilli Date: Apr 18, 2008 5:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Good Versions of...

Hey Gang, Sorry its been awhile since I last checked in, hope everyone is doing well. I am looking for good, downloadable versions of Man Smart, Women Smarter and Shakedown Street. Also, I can't remember the origins of Women Smarter, who wrote it? Thanks for your help!!!

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Apr 18, 2008 11:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Good Versions of...

ksantilli: Hello. Check out the opening of the 2nd set of Springfield (1979-01-15): "I Need a Miracle > Shakedown Street" (I haven't heard anything else like it.) ...then check out the "Terrapin > Playin'" and the post=drums "Jam" as well back into "Playin'" [Sorry, but I can't help with "Man Smart..."]

--- AshesRising

There's several versions on the archive ...I'll let you decided which one is best.

This post was modified by AshesRising on 2008-04-19 06:41:26

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Poster: WHARFRAT Date: Apr 18, 2008 7:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Good Versions of...

hey ksan, as far as women are smarter you can't go wrong with anthing from'81. There has been plenty of motb's uploaded lately that you can dl. I know the Nevel brothers do that song
but, not sure that they wrote it.

Now for Shakedown my fav is right here:
Although I am bit of a sbd snob this one you can easily dl.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 18, 2008 7:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Good Versions of...

From an on-line article:

"Man Smart, Woman Smarter," composed by Trinidadian calypsonian King Radio, is one of the best known of all calypsos. Radio originally recorded it in 1936, during his first trip to New York. The song offers wry commentary on the battle between the sexes, one of the eternal themes of calypso. Audiences throughout the world have applauded Radio's assertion:
I say, it's the women today
Smarter than the men in every way.

"Man Smart, Woman Smarter" was the first calypso recorded by Harry Belafonte—on a single in 1952. It was also one of the two calypsos that Belafonte included on his million-selling Calypso album (1956). The song became so popular during the 1956-57 American calypso craze that Lucy, Desi, Fred and Ethel even sang it during an episode of the I Love Lucy television show.

Since the 1950s, artists have performed versions of "Man Smart, Woman Smarter" in musical styles ranging from rock and country to zydeco and reggae. Chubby Checkers, Joan Baez and the Grateful Dead are a few of the many musicians who have interpreted the song.

As for Shakedowns, you can't go wrong with 10/25/79 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1979-10-25.aud.jools.19599.sbeok.shnf and my personal fave 3/13/81

This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2008-04-18 14:42:22

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Poster: JamminJerome Date: Apr 18, 2008 9:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Good Versions of...

some good shakedowns:


as far as MSWS is concerned...I've got nothing. I like the song, but I've never heard a version that's knocked my socks off.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Apr 18, 2008 7:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Good Versions of...

The Shakedown from 1-10-79 is pretty fine and available for download in an AUD of exceptional crispness and clarity.


Don't stop at the Shakedown - I highly recommend that you grab the whole show if you don't already have it. Highlights include a fine Loser and an excellent mid-period Dark Star with Jerry throwing out sparkling cascades of notes.

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